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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Wind Tunnel Dreams 
1st-Feb-2010 06:14 pm
Cobblestone street

It was so clear to me
that it was almost invisible.
I lie across the path waiting
just for a chance to be a spiderweb
trapped in your lashes;
for that, I would trade you
my empire for ashes.
But I choke it back, how much I need love...

--Neko Case, "Middle Cyclone"

Today, the Telenias is the keeper of lost knowledge - one of two people alive who bears the burden of the memory of the Fall. Of something so terrible that the Dasaroi's immortality was revoked, their powers reduced to a fraction of what they'd once been.

It is a hell of a burden.

Starting tomorrow, see what brought him there. Because forty years ago, the Telenias was a young man named Alexander Tallart who thought his future held nothing more weighty than a position as archivist at the Library, a few concerts a month, and a life being of use to his cousin and Kithara.

And then there was this girl.

And this Council.

And nothing, from that point on, went quite as planned.

Welcome home. You're early.

(Portrait by ultra_lilac. Ribbon by charitypomaybo.)

All proceeds go to replacing my laptop. If we go over, excess proceeds go into Elayna's Explo fund. Sponsors get the soundtrack as a thank-you gift!
1st-Feb-2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
I feel bad about your laptop.. but oh Mannnnn... So looking forward to this.
[of all the characters, him I understand best.]

I just wish I had some money to donate.
4th-Feb-2010 03:10 am (UTC)
Ooh! This will be fun to read.
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